Burning DVDs from TIVO should not be this hard…
I love TIVO..its one of the great tech innovations of the past 10 years. I’ve had my TIVO wirelessly networked to our home computer network for a long time now, but only recently have I tried to burn my downloaded TIVO shows to DVDs. This should be an easy task. It is not (at least until you get all of the buggy software to work together).
Over the past week I have worked with both of the two leading DVD burning software packages in their "latest" incarnations – Roxio Media Create 8 and Nero Ultra 7. I am using TIVO Desktop 2.2 software to download the shows from the TIVO unit.
Neither Roxio or Nero worked with TIVO out of the box without patches, etc…and I was never able to get Roxio to work with TIVO at all without using other 3rd-party tools.
After I frustrating week and wasting the price of the Roxio software, I’ve gotten Nero to work and will stick with them.
1. Roxio Media Create 8 and Nero Ultra 7 cannot reside on the same machine..they have serious conflicts
2. I was never able to get Roxio Media Create 8 to work with TIVO files at all, even though the box says that it will work with TIVO
3. After Nero is fully patched, it will work with TIVO even though it does not advertise this fact
4. Roxio does not seem to work with TIVO even after it is fully patched, even though it advertises that it DOES work. The message boards are full of comments along these lines, so I know that I am not alone in this issue.
5. Working with TIVO files has its own set of problems that are different from working with other media formats.
So, I dumped Roxio (which was my first choice) and am sticking with Nero. Both products are buggy and dog slow (on my new Athlon 64 with plenty of HD space), but Nero seems to be less buggy and slow. How’s that for an endorsement? Why is making DVD burning software so hard?